Ladies and Gentlemen, recently, I shared my opinion about the Premium Tier VIII U.S. cruiser Montpelier. My conclusion was that she was a very strong ship especially with her special radar with 10 km of range.
The thing is that, when I first saw that datamined change, I felt like something was off as Wargaming recently nerfed the radar of Seattle and Worcester so that these 2 ships couldn’t have a shorter detection range than their radar range. To be sure that it was intended, I directly asked Wargaming and the answer I received was that the ship was indeed final, everything was ok.
I decided to write the review (here), published it and everything was good. And then, yesterday evening, I saw this message:
This means that, in the end, the Montpelier isn’t a stronger Cleveland like I advertised in my review. Instead, it’s a clone of Cleveland with a bit of extra flavor and a tiny bit weaker.
Thankfully, for those that, in the end, don’t want the ship as it will be after being “debugged”, a refund is available because sorry but saying “We’re absolutely sure that it will not significantly affect Montpelier’s combat capabilities” is wrong. With the 10 km radar, she could use it from stealth without issue and any destroyer that would spot her would be 700 m deep inside her radar. With the change, there will instead be a 300 m buffer zone between her concealment and her radar range. If this isn’t a significant change, I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be.
Then again, let’s be honest, stealth radar in the U.S. ships is not a good thing at all (and also on the British cruisers but well…) so the fact that they fix that is good.
Now, on a brighter note, we will be holding soon a giveaway for both the Montpelier and the Yukikaze on our Discord server. Don’t forget to join our Discord as the giveaways are all organized there.
Thank you for your attention and on this, have a nice day!